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Intern Year: We Survived and Thrived

Originally published on Physician Family When asked to reflect on intern year, I wasn’t quite sure what to say because it has gone by so fast. Briana doesn’t have something to say? Ha! Those who know me personally are probably laughing out loud! My husband began his neurosurgery residency in July 2014 and as of July… Continue reading Intern Year: We Survived and Thrived

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Catch up! May & June

So it has been a rather busy 6 weeks for DrH and me. Here is the rundown with what has been going on!: May 6th:  DrH completed Step 3. May 8th: We closed on our first house. May 14th-16th: DrH was in CA for a training. May 17th: Moved into our new house. May 23rd: Friend's wedding in NC.… Continue reading Catch up! May & June

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Me Time?

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't." - Elle Woods, Legally Blonde Yes, I just quoted Legally Blonde. I love that movie and I am a Reece Witherspoon fan. So, don't judge :-). Ms. Elle Woods is correct! 😉  It is amazing how much better… Continue reading Me Time?

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Keeping Them Involved

As any medical significant other knows, keeping your other half involved in "every day" things (activities, chores, celebrations, family dinner, etc) can often be a challenge. We know this because more often than not they miss out on the "every day" life things when working 80+ hours a week, and if they are not working they… Continue reading Keeping Them Involved

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AMA Alliance Fireside Chat

When my husband was in medical school I didn't have anyone to talk to about the world of medicine. Of course my husband was happy to talk to me about it, but he didn't have all the information that I was looking for and I didn't expect him to. I did my best to research through good… Continue reading AMA Alliance Fireside Chat

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Buying vs. Renting in Residency

As you might remember, Last spring following Match Day, when we found out that we would be in the area for 7+ years, we started look for a house somewhere between DC and Baltimore. At the time, I was planning to keep my position at the large PR agency I was with and DrH was… Continue reading Buying vs. Renting in Residency

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Valentine’s Day

This past weekend DrH's hospital hosted a Valentine's dinner dance for the physicians at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Which by the way, is a really awesome place if you have a chance to check it out. He luckily had the weekend off so we were able to attend. Anyone who knows me personally… Continue reading Valentine’s Day

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New Year, New Start

I realize that it has been quite some time since I have updated the blog world. The truth is that I was focusing any spare time I had on finding myself a new position closer to or in Baltimore. As you know, once DrH matched in Baltimore, we were thrilled that we didn't have to move… Continue reading New Year, New Start

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First Married Christmas

Within your first year of marriage the average couple is excited to celebrate a lot of "firsts" together. Like every other newlywed girl in the world, I was excited to spend our first married Christmas together and start our own traditions. This was rather naive of me, knowing that I am married to a neurosurgery resident and the… Continue reading First Married Christmas

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Residency Survival: Lessons Learned

Originally published on Physician Family Only six years and eightish months to go. The last time everyone heard from me, my husband was just beginning the first rotation of his neurosurgery intern year. We were eager to get started and excited to move into this next phase of the medical training process. Well, honestly, he was… Continue reading Residency Survival: Lessons Learned